Transforming Loss into Art

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I spent this past weekend at the Rotary Home Show in Saratoga. Traffic was fairly slow and on the second day I was working on a plan to weed out excess work so there would be less to transport at the end. My reveries were interrupted when a bright-eyed woman stopped and complimented me on my colorful work. She actually looked carefully at every single painting and then walked away. The third time she came back, she asked to purchase these two paintings. As I wrapped them up, I joked that as an artist I couldn’t afford to buy art. She replied that she couldn’t either, but her mother had passed away and she had decided to use her legacy on art. “She loved art and I know that she would approve.”